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And she scores!

Webster, N.Y. - 17-year-old Jensine Folu-Montes tried out for the Webster-Schroeder Varsity Football team after a guy friend bet her $20 she wouldn't last two weeks on the team.

Then she discovered she loved it and could keep up with the guys even though she's just over five-feet tall and 120 pounds.

She proved she could do it Tuesday night, scoring a touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. She ran the ball three yards and the stands erupted in cheers when she crossed into the end zone.

Webster-Schroeder Varsity Football Coach Kali Watkins said he was so excited for her, he felt like he won the Superbowl.

That touchdown put Jensine in the record books. She's the first girl to score a touchdown in a Varsity football game in Section V history .

Other players joked with her at practice Wednesday that they wanted her autograph but said they are genuinely happy for her.

Jensine said she's also a cheerleader and runs track but said football is more physically demanding.

Coach Watkins said she is proof size doesn't matter if you work hard and play with your heart.

Player Jacob Bogurt said when he saw Jensine running towards the end zone, it was an amazing moment because people were screaming and she was smiling.

Patrice Walsh, 13WHAM-TV
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